Posts posted by ox1973
I own a couple of Micros and they have seen so much playtime over the years I couldn't even hazard a guess as to how many hours. The silver is still in OK condition but the Famicom has been to hell and back - 'used' doesn't do it justice 🤣
The thing is, for someone that used to travel a lot for work, it was the perfect companion. Stick it in your jacket pocket and whip it out whenever you have a spare 5 minutes. Waiting in the airport? Perfect. In a taxi going from one meeting to another? Perfect. 10 minutes in the hotel before dinner? Perfect.
And the games, oh the games. Fire Emblem. Advance Wars. Castlevania. Metroid. Mario Kart. Does it get any better?2
10 hours ago, Dark Soldier said:
EVERYONE PLAY PEGLIN ITS SO GOOD THANKS
Early access so needs a bit of polish and some more content but the core gameplay loop is magic. It's described as Slay the Spire meets Peggle and that's fair in my view, certainly scratches both itches for me.1
Yup - 512s clearly have a much longer queue - I'm Q2 but thinking June as well.0
So, finally done with Elden Ring (for now at least) so what to fill the void with? Re-installed DayZ for a bit of nostalgia. Continued making a dent into the backlog with some Death Stranding and Ace Attorney Adventures. But wanted to play something 'new' as well.
Decided on Peglin. It's a rogue-like Peggle if you can envision such a thing. Played the demo, liked it, so took the leap as soon as it was released into early access. It's a bit content light (the curse of early access) but the core gamplay loop is great and I am enjoying it very much.
1. Capcom vs SNK Card Fighters Clash (Nintendo Switch) - £4.19
2. Elden Ring (PC) - £36.99
3. Peglin (PC) - £13.49
Four months in and only three games purchased - if you told me this is how it would be at the start of the year I wouldn't have believed you.1
21 hours ago, Mr. Gerbik said:
Oh. So instead of the highly anticipated sequel to the highly acclaimed and fan favourite immersive sim-like RPG, they use the ip to make a battle royale game. It sounds like a terribly unimaginative punchline to a tired joke about "the darkest timeline" but here we are. It's real and fuck all of us, right?
I've done all the old man grumbling I needed to. I'll leave the thread alone and hopefully it's at least an enjoyable one of those battle royale games
+1 from this old man too, what a waste of the IP. Especially as Bloodlines 2 seems to be stuck in development hell as far as I can make out.0
There's a steep learning curve, but it's worth it I would say. Don't get many games this dense these days (and I mean that in a good way!)0
52 minutes ago, disperse and recoagulate said:
Have you people getting emails ordered the 512?
Where’s mine? 😭
I am also in the 512 crew (Q2). I think we're going to have to wait a bit longer - the 512s seem to be shipping a lot slower....0
I would say that Mass Effect 2 improves on pretty much everything compared to the first game (and is the high point of the trilogy for me).
Resident Evil 2. Silent Hill 2. Both taking their respective originals to greater heights (especially in terms of storytelling and immersion).3
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That was a good one - real light bulb moment when it clicked.0
50 minutes ago, Curtis said:
I wouldn't call it a time-sink in the sense you're thinking of. Its not a short-term experience. And its definitely unlike anything else you have ever 'played' (and i mean that in a good way). It'll take at least 70 hours to complete, but most of that is a leisurely stroll compared to Elden Ring, which is why i think its a great idea!
That being said, if you're not a Kojima fan, and don't acknowledge his madman/crackpot/genius vision...then i dunno what you'll think of it.
Yeah, I'm coming round to that way of thinking. A chilled 70 hours is maybe what I need right now?0
43 minutes ago, cassidy said:
Rinsed already unfortunately.0
This is definitely a thing. I felt a bit fatigued after finishing Elden Ring (140 hours) but bounced straight into NG+ as that seemed the only viable option?
Now that NG+ is finished I really am at a loose end.
I'm back to my mainstays (Slay the Spire, FTL, and Monster Train) until something else grabs me. I do have Death Stranding on the backlog but am I really ready for another time sink straight away?1
Wordle 290 4/6*
Wordle 289 6/6*
Wordle 288 3/6*
Second guess doing most of the heavy lifting today. Is it just me or does it get a bit easier when you have the first letter nailed down?0
2 minutes ago, Ste Pickford said:
I take it there's no quick way to swap out all your armour in the middle of a fight other than by individually selecting each slot from the equipment menu?
Don't think so - pretty much means dumping your armour quickly and going in naked. You rely on the Mimic to tank and keep your distance. Works best for ranged builds of course.1
2 minutes ago, Benny said:
Yeah it's somewhat hilarious equipping it with higher cost late game spells as its only option and just watching it go to town on everything
Comet Azur and Stars of Ruin is a very spicy combo.0
Yes, cycles through and uses everything (including quick items) and never runs out of FP. It's a beast.1
Although what you can do is equip heavy armor so they can tank and then unequip after summoning so that you can float like a butterfly....0
As far as I'm aware it's an exact copy of 'you' at the point it is summoned so you would need to have appropriate weapons/gear equipped.0
42 minutes ago, Jamie John said:
Cheers @df0. I'm a pure faith build, chucking lightning spells and stoving in heads with my sacred mace. Mostly, I've been using Latenna (is that her name? The archer woman) and the Redmane Knight summon (Olga?). I've got both of those up to level 6, so I might get them to 9 and then save the +10 flower for once I've found the mimic.
Honestly, Mimic is a step above the rest. The fact that you can equip them as you see fit to match the enemy makes them extremely versatile and when you get them to +10 they are amazingly durable.
Honourable mentions to:
Tiche - Tough, nimble and good in melee or at a distance. Absolutely top tier.
Lhutel the Headless - The first 'good' spirit ash I got. Carried me through a good chunk of the game. Tough as old boots and can teleport around kicking arse as and where required.
Fanged Imp - You know how annoying those bloody imps are in various catacombs and dungeons? Yep, you get you own gank squad to back you up.
Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff - You like lightning? You got lightning. Good as backup for non-faith builds.
Greatshield Soldier - 5 guys turtling behind their greatshields. Great for running interference while you get down to business.Spoiler
And as with the smithing stones, you can find items that allow you to buy grave and ghost glovewarts (1-9) at the Round Table.3
1 hour ago, nightwaxon said:
A classic RLLMUK word today.
Hive mind for the win!0
Wordle 287 2/6*
Could today's wordle be any more suited to RLLMUK! Watching as the 2s and 3s roll in 🤣1
Wordle 286 3/6*
Satisfying one today. Great when you get a chance to use your deductive powers as opposed to panicky guessing!1
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Persona Q for £4.50 is a steal. All time classic.